In the 1900s, full-backs were no-nonsense defenders and Jackery Jones was typical of the breed.
He soon let opposing wingers know they were in for a tough afternoon and would give his everything for the team. He gave over a decade of consistent service as a player, having been born in the same year as Wolves themselves.
Once he got into the team in 1901 he was an ever-present for five out of six successive seasons. He was the first Wolves man to make 300 League appearances and was chosen for the Football League against the Irish League at Belfast in 1904. He played his part in the strong defence who caused an almighty upset against Newcastle United in the 1908 FA Cup final at Crystal Palace when Second Division Wolves won 3–1. His never-say-die attitude was typical of the Wolves spirit in an epic rearguard action which frustrated the Geordies After he retired following an ankle injury, Jones became the club’s assistant trainer. He was regarded with much affection by the players and proudly wore his winner’s medal on his watch chain.
Date of birth: March 16, 1877, Wellington, Shropshire. Died August, 1945.
Years with Club: 1900 to 1912.
Club signed from: Lanesfield.